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What is it desirable to tell with a good immune system? Why are fibrous foods important? Should we consume avocado oil while living in the homeland of olive oil? Should we consume gluten or not? Turkey Medicals – we asked Pulmonologist and Immunologist Doctor in Antalya ICO hospital, who examines the ways to live healthy with natural nutrition. We got tasting information…

We don’t just think with our brains

The reason why a very large part of our immune system is built into the intestines is that, although the intestines are considered internal organs, they are actually constantly exposed to foreign factors, such as outside the body. In order to filter nutrients, the intestinal wall is lined with a single row of cell layers. This brings with it the risk of getting some unwanted substances into the blood easily.

The importance of the intestine comes not only from the elements of the immune system here. At the same time, the balance of microbes in the intestine is also important. Do you think that this is what you want when you want something? In fact, microbes in our intestines even interfere with what we eat, sending a kind of signal to our brain. So, we’re not just ‘thinking’ with our brains. The balance of ‘good germ’ and ‘bad germ’ in the intestine is very important in this respect. Constant malnutrition, stress, insomnia, exposure to toxins, frequent use of antibiotics. In return, the intestine will not thank you.

Let’s not stay still

What we take into our body is very important for intestinal health. Chemicals, additives, preservatives, roasts, overcooked foods. We will exclude them all from our diet. We’ll have plenty of water. Fibrous foods increase the volume of stool by retaining water and prevent constipation. Fibrous foods are ’prebiotic’. In other words, it is a source of nutrients for ‘probiotic’ bacteria that are beneficial for our health. If we eat probiotics well, our immunity will strengthen. We will ‘train’ our intestine. If possible, we will go to the toilet at the same time every morning. We will not postpone this when the feeling of defecation comes. We will try not to lead a sedentary life.

Sesame and tahini are superfoods

You can prescribe a quality source of protein for immunity to the head. Especially since fish is both a good source of protein and provides omega-3 fatty acids, which are insufficient in our diet in the modern world, it should take its place on the table several times a week. Again, let’s not miss the egg, which is a good source of protein, from our table, provided that it is obtained, if possible, from free-roaming chickens. Garlic, broccoli, cabbage.

Oh, yeah, all the fruits are sugar. We hardly agree with his opinion. Of course, let’s not overdo it with fruits, too. I think it is necessary to eat a measured amount of fruit if we are not diabetic, if we do not have insulin resistance.

Let’s introduce green tea into our daily lives. Nigella and turmeric are a must-have. And honey. This valuable nutrient contains eight ‘essential’ amino acids that we have to take from the outside because we cannot produce them in the body.

Yogurt, kefir, home marinade, vinegar… It is useful to consume these nutrients every day, not ending with counting the benefits for immunity. Sesame and tahini are also superfoods.

A recipe that strengthens immunity ‘Khibesh.’

What is needed?

1 cup of tahini,

2 lemons,

1 tablespoon of olive oil,

3 garlic cloves,

1 teaspoon of cumin,

1 teaspoon of red ground pepper (bitter),

1 teaspoon of salt m2 sprigs of parsley.


Put the tahini, crushed garlic, cumin, red pepper and salt in a bowl. Flapping mix.

Add a little lemon juice and mix to make tahini. When the mixture has a brown consistency, put it on a serving plate. Sprinkle olive oil on top, sprinkle with powdered red pepper and decorate with parsley.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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Medically Reviewed by Professor Doctor Alper Demirbaş
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